"Consumers do not have the time to read hundreds of pages of dense privacy policies, and it should not be their burden to do so," FTC consumer protection chief Samuel Levine said Thursday.
"I think we need to accept that self-regulation around digital privacy is not working. And I think we need to learn from these mistakes as we confront the next wave of emerging technology," FTC consumer protection head Samuel Levine said.
The decision could give a boost to the tech industry, New York Times Company and other opponents of a California law that regulates how tech platforms display content to teens.
A new Arkansas law requiring social platforms to verify users' ages and prohibiting teens under 18 from having social-media accounts without parental permission likely violates the First Amendment rights of adults as well as teens.
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